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this is the w. news live from poland after the us mash them mobilized to young people on the gun control school students in florida hold a moment of silence to honor the victims that were joined by thousands across the country who poised to remember the people killed again to find out what's happened since also on the program united states tells europe to get on board with its policies against iraq's vice president calls on european allies to withdraw from iraq nuclear deal and to stop trying to prevent us after. british prime minister
theresa may have brought six secretary tried to face down the valley and then the conservative party. exit from the european union crucial votes. i'm from gail welcome to the program. a year ago today a nineteen year old student shot his way through a high school in parkland in the u.s. state of florida killing seventeen people as ever americans were gripped by grief and shock but this time the response was different students at the high school last a movement called march for our lives with the eye of tightening america's gun laws . valentine's day two thousand and eighteen students at marjorie stoneman douglas high school run for their lives after
a gunman opened fire in the school hallways killing fourteen students and three staff. who. are. eight years old. three full lost friends and siblings quickly turned into activism thanks. only six weeks after the pop gun massacre more than a million young people took to the streets across the u.s. in one of the biggest youth led protests since the vietnam war. the main event in washington d.c. a learned drew a crowd of eight hundred thousand packed and students were the driving force behind the movement which they dubbed the march for our lives. among them americans all as one of the main voices of the protest. the time that i came out here. it has been six minutes and twenty seconds the shooter has ceased shooting and will soon
abandon his rifle blend in with the students as they escape and walk free for an hour before arrest fight for your lives before it's someone else's child. i was but the gun lobby soon hit back the national rifle association claim to come pain was focused rated by gun hating elites chemical and fellow activists david hong who are accused of being paid actors. and president trump the n.r.a. is back the solution to school shootings teaches he told delegates at the annual convention in the wake of the protests there is no shawn more inviting to our mare's killer then or sorry that declares this school is a gun free zone come in and take us. through on your own pocket when students continue their campaign hoping the tragedy that turned
them into activists may help to change america's gun culture they do because. they moderate starting with douglass high school well tell us more about today's events. well it's a very sad day for the community here behind me at the stillman douglass high a commemoration events were taking place throughout this morning there are close to the public as the community is still struggling one year after these attacks but what's different this year and that's what you've just reported about in the report that we've just seen is this movement that survivors and victims and victims school mates created right after the attacks this never again movement and also the marches for our lives that took place attracting hundreds of thousands of protesters taking to the streets in washington d.c.
across the country and that has changed the public awareness here in the country and until today really and they have achieved something that nobody nobody else really achieved after a rampage shooting like this which is bringing this top on the agenda putting this topic on the agenda of lawmakers as congress is also planning to tackle gun law in the future so ben you as you said this was a private ceremony how has the community changed so the community is still struggling but the big question here right now for everyone is will there be a result out of these protests that we've just mentioned will there be tougher gun laws on the federal level because that has not happened so far but if you take a closer look then small things have happened for example supermarket change chains
like wal-mart have raised the minimum age for buying rifle from eighteen to twenty one also other companies have canceled their discounts for members of the national rifle association as they fear. damaging their their images and so on and that is certainly taken a year or witnessed here in the community and gives them some come forward as well . all of a siletz in florida thank you we'll take a look now at some of the other stories making news around the world a judge in the united states has ruled that former trump campaign manager a lot of thought did intentionally lie to investigators are looking into the russian the interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election after being convicted of financial fraud last year it was the metaphor to promise to cooperate with the investigation as part of a plea deal breach of that agreement means he could now face a lengthy jail term. suicide car bombings killed at least thirty police officers in
indian administered kashmir officials say the pakistan based islamist a group mohammad that claimed responsibility for the attack targeted a convoy of security forces on a main highway on the outskirts of stringing up the city's the disputed regions main city a bus carrying police officers was destroyed. of course in turkey has ordered the german turkish journalist and social worker deal demit she be released from jail in istanbul it spent ten months in prison over alleged links to a far left party that he considers a terrorist organization is the dimensions trial is still going on and he's not allowed to return to his native germany the u.s. vice president mike pence has called on the europe to withdraw from the iran nuclear deal and accused washington's european allies of trying to evade u.s. sanctions on the country it depends was speaking as a middle east security conference in the polish capital warsaw talks are led by the
u.s. and israel want to push a more aggressive stance on iran delegates from more than sixty countries including a number of arab nations are taking part but several countries including france and germany chose not to send the high ranking delegations. so here are some of those comments from u.s. vice president mike pence. some of our leading european part. nearly. the. mechanisms to break up are sanctions let's get more on this from a journalist and middle east expert or kristin goldberg go welcome to d w. what the u.s. has been around for some time but that seems to be this renewed push why now well actually the u. s. is planning to withdraw their own troops from syria and they were there from the point of view from the president trying to contain iran's influence inside syria so what they are trying to do now is to find partners in the region and in eastern
europe especially together with israel obviously and prime minister netanyahu to contain iran even while u.s. troops won't be there so that's the whole point how to create an alliance to push back iraq and do they see this is this very clear this is a political as well as a military strategy yes i mean president trampled like to have regional countries neighboring countries to fill the gap maybe saudi arabia and egypt maybe the united arab emirates they are there and they are the ones who really are the all rivals of iran in the region they want to clearly contain iran's influence in the region because iran during the past few years have really gained a lot of leverage inside of the middle east look at lebanon look at iraq look at syria now look at yemen so what they are trying to do is to create this alliance to really push back any influence inside syria why even without u.s.
troops on the ground many of these countries have to have of signally failed to get completely involved in this in this conflict so what can he tell them or offer them now what will change their lives well it's not that he has a lot to offer a president that's the whole problem because he's basically saying that you know america first we don't really care for the region could you please take care of your own problems while at the same time selling them american weapons that's the only thing that he kind of you know offers. take care by our weapons and take care of your terrorism problems you know to make sure that isis won't come back and to contain iran and look for your own interest so the big part of this and the the the biggest part the biggest jigsaw that was a bit has moved around is the fact that american troops are now leaving so once we america has gone you people now know that that you will have to do something so this isn't just just out of focus minds this is what he tries to focus on on this list to reassure you and they have basic fear off iranian nuclear weapons and this
is to reassure prime minister netanyahu that you know the u.s. will be still on this and it's not it's you know we're confronting iran thank you for the christian help. while iran was the focus of talks in sochi iran's president hassan rouhani was attending a parallel conference today in the russian city of sochi mr rouhani join the leaders of russia and turkey it's interesting just how they can work together more closely in syria as washington for plans to withdraw its troops russia and iran back the regime of syrian president bashar assad will turn and supports the rebel forces fighting against him all three have position themselves kenyan foreign players in the country's numbering. the withdrawal of u.s. troops from syria will be a blow for kurdish forces closely allied to the u.s. they fear an all out offensive from turkey or ones america is out of the way turkey regards the kurdish militia in syria as terrorists we have this report now from the
kurdish city of kabbani on the border with with turkey. leila visits this grave in every thursday to pray and honor the memory of her only son rody he died fighting the so-called islamic state in twenty thirteen as did thousands more kurds lila hopes her son's commitment to freedom wasn't in vain it's a hope that unites many mothers who have lost their sons in this region. we'll never forget them it is truly a tremendous loss that we're keeping our composure by remembering our sons and our hometown god forbid that blood has been shed in vain. them a lot of people have doubled but many kurds in northern syria have misgivings this is where the kurdish militia the y.p. g forced the i asked to retreat in a major offensive in late two thousand and fourteen the price of freedom was high a heavy death toll and enormous destruction. today another danger looms from the
turkish side. across the border nearby president type of the one views the wife p.g. as an offshoot of the outlawed kurdish workers' party the p.k. k. he's threatening a military offensive because they don't have the education variation of northern syria would be nothing short of colonialism but if we're defending our country here . what does add to one wants here. what does he want from a meeting when. there are one insists on creating what he calls a security zone along the turkish border he's calling on the y. p.g. to pull out of this thirty kilometer strip. if it complies turkey would then control the area for many kurds living in cabana that amounts to a nightmare but it's because i think security zone is the wrong term this area has been secure for a long time now the whole world knows that syria's north and east is the safest
region in the entire country. but that could change dramatically. grieving families like layla's would be all the more and better if turkey were to take control of her fallen son's final resting place. british prime minister theresa may is hoping to avoid another defeat of a plan to renegotiate the breck sit deal made opposition from members of her party they say she's moving in the wrong direction efforts to get the deal through parliament and vote for perry through upstate from for greater today protesters for and against britain's withdrawing from the european union have been gathering outside the british house of parliament ahead of today's vote at the feet would hinder the prime minister's ability to bring the kosi eight and win approval for her european union withdrawal deal. let's get the view of this from actual european country the bali germany's that justice minister she's also
standing for election to the european parliament as the german social democrats lead candidate she's also have to have a british welcome to day doubly so when you hear the words of the word bricks it's what goes through your mind always deep sigh i'm really sad that i thought it came this way. nobody seems to find a way out how it we can we can take this without without having a great damage to as well the u.k. as to the rest of you do you have any sympathy for teresa mayes position well for a long time i thought she's doing the best she can but these last six weeks my feeling is that she's only trying to to gain time and to put more pressure on to the other member states and that is a strategy that will not work out i mean every the very end goal of opposition
leader she has tried to play for time is that ultimately british m.p.'s will say well this is the only deal. let's just sign it and get on with it. from the german perspective is that what everybody wants this is this is the deal that was that was signed so long as they get signed who cares if that happens ok but i think it works both ways i think the pressure she's trying to put on works as well for the for the m.p.'s in britain as for the other member states at least that is the feeling that i got when i went to the island northern island in london two weeks ago that you your for example car industry is getting nervous should you move now that. it becomes more likely and i don't think that is a strategy that can work out it's interesting you're saying you were in northern ireland because it was a base seems to be the heart of the biggest of the problems and so those of us who don't work within the political process that this it does seem like an impossible
puzzle how do you have a situation with no border on the island violent while maintaining the constitutional integrity of the united kingdom well in the end there can be solutions found of course there will be a border i mean the question is as far as as the free movement of goods and persons and workers is concerned how do you organize control so you can find a solution for that but the problem is the backstop the problem is that. at the moment there is not willing to accept that in case we don't find a final agreement then of course we have to protect the good fight is agreement so so it's just kind of a rescue option for ireland norman island that we are really. absolutely willing to keep and obviously in britain have just being seen as
something that you know the european union wants to kind of oblige britain to stay in or something like that it's not about that the only question is that we have to protect irish interests and therefore we need to backstop. when you go back to britain there's a mention the talk you're british do you is this a subject that you avoid or is this something that the people will just bend your ear about. well when i meet my family. i'm glad that they all voted remained checked out yes i was i wasn't sure actually because my uncle set up a company and i always saw him as a kind of a more conservative person but they have moved from england to scotland and maybe that changes the perspective because they said maybe all of a sudden we become foreign as no country if scotland then has a new referendum we might be far knows as english people so they voted remain within the family it's fine but i see the society as very much more divided than it
has ever been a mention of the top you're germany's justice minister you're also starting for election to the european parliament would you do both jobs or would you resign no i will resign as a minister of obviously. i will serenely resign as a member of german parliament i will then concentrate absolutely on your whites are because i just i look at this i look at you're about ground in the government and you've you were a family affair for nine months. i gave you the the labor and social affairs brief as well and then on top of your minister for justice for eleven months or so are you a committed european m.p. or are you just a good politician that your party is sending to sort out trouble well i didn't say yes in the very first place when they asked me to run for the european elections because i really love what i'm doing at the moment and as you mentioned i really wanted to do that for a long time but as you look up the developments and you're a really convinced that the that the most convinced europeans have to go to this
european parliament because we are facing a real danger from the far right we're really facing the danger that europe divides itself and becomes europe of a go. wastes instead of countries working together and i'm really willing to do my share i'm probably the most european person that you can find maybe not in germany but least in german parliament good talking to you thank you so much for joining. germany's justice minister thank you very much. sport starting with go for tiger woods has been gearing up for a big tournament later this year by practicing with two well known gulf love us a former u.s. president barack obama and his successor donald trump tiger woods hasn't won a major since two thousand and seven on personal injury problems at the end of last season the forty three year old showed signs that he is returning to his best he's
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twice is this going to be his golden years. well phil you know i think we might have a winner what he says oh yeah evan and i were both really impressed with this film is the film doesn't get it the director doesn't get it we certainly hope at least one of the actors get it was absolutely stunning yeah it's also three hours long but i have to say it carried it all this movie goes through thirty years of recent chinese history told from the point of view of one the family through their joy but mostly lost they lose their son tragically and they're unable to have another son due to china's former one child policy quite a critical look at that actually right in the film's theme this year is the personal is political and david and i both agree that this one really does it tie in so that it could be exactly what the jury is looking for as they would set it to a western audience this could be perceived to be quite critical of the chinese government particularly in the past thirty years ago in fact the director said that
he wanted to take a critical look at the past so that lessons could be learned for the future now the director when she shot is extremely popular here at the bet and other as you said he's wanting to fill the bags before to top prizes and quite possibly he could be in for more yeah and let's not forget jury president g.o.p. knows that the jury is looking out for a film this year that is deeply human and i i haven't seen a movie this year so far that is more human than this i was crying my eyes out charlie was dry my tears i'm afraid by my shoulder. what a film. ok there was supposed to be one more chinese film in the competition second about the country's cultural revolution that was pulled what we learned about the now about that the reasons. that's right for a lot of people are talking about that here the bad another now all we know so far
is what the film put on its own social media site it said it was poor. the technical reasons just a few days before it was due to have its world premiere the bell another has put out its own statement also said that the film wasn't ready more than that we just don't know what they did the project the director of the festival did to cause that he's the outgoing director he expressed his regret he said he would have very much liked to have had his closing film be by this director he's been hugely successful at the ballot but in the past let's have a listen to what he had to say. because i'm disappointed you can't imagine it was to close ignite for my eighteen years film festival year and now it's without chance to move. so what else is crazy we're just down that. well there is. as every year the honorary award for lifetime achievement this year it goes to none other than charlotte rampling the british actress who was
discovered it age seventeen back in the sixty's she's still on the scene she's seventy three she's an art house films across europe in french films in italian films and we got to see her at the press conference a little while ago and talked to her she was pretty no nonsense actually she was she was a tough cookie but she's been at the bet and honest say many times that she was on the jury in two thousand and six she's won a number of awards here as well you mine i know from some of her films with woody allen for example the director or director he has a film showing in competition this year plans was on in fact he said to it said that she was his news for a lot of his films so she really is a very big character a lot of people are very pleased that she's won the award this year. so do you think we have seen the winner of the golden bat in the such chinese film or is there. another contender. yeah i think so i think this could be the one but if you want to look outside of this film i would say that there's a german film that is in for a shock as well it's called system crashes the steam spraying it is about
a young girl who is for an ounce of the caste system the welfare system here in germany and it describes all that the troubles that she has with because i found it to be extremely moving and of course it's by a female director we know that seven of the sixteen films in competition here are directed by women i think that's in for a shot and it's a very strong debut by a new director no i think showed that could sway the jury well but also strong gives a good talking to side for joining us national itself david leavitt's thank you. this is dave w. news lie from above and up next part of the fascist prime minister ashok assad it speaks exclusively to duck and she says that the people of bangladesh do have freedom of speech it move the country i'm sorry love world's press freedom index. also coming up in a very short clip i stay tuned for that don't forget you can also get all the latest news on a special on our web site that's don't call yourself good to go for.
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